Chocolate Idiot Cake (Flourless Chocolate Cake)
95 mins (prep 20, cooking 75)
4 ingredients
1 servings
This cake is extremely rich, and tastes like the most delicious, silkiest, most supremely-chocolate ganache you’ve ever had. As mentioned, it’s equally good a few days later, and only an idiot could possibly mess it up. You don’t need to use ScharffenBerger chocolate for this cake, but use a good one—you’ll appreciate it when you taste your first melt-in-your-mouth bite. Adapted from "Ready for Dessert" by David Lebovitz.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , beginner-cook , easy , cakes , <-4-hours , time-to-make , dessert ,
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  • 10 ounces chocolate, bittersweet, coarsely chopped
  • 7 ounces butter, cut into pieces
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar


Serving Size (723.55 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3466.86 Calories from Fat 1550.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 172.3g 265.08%
Saturated Fat 108.68g 543.39%
Trans Fat 6.51g %
Cholesterol 426.67mg 142.22%
Sodium 2707.24mg 112.8%
Total Carbohydrate 474.05g 158.02%
Dietary Fiber 10.49 g 41.96%
Sugars 422.08 g %
Protein 20.6g 41.19%
Vitamin A 4970.6IU% Vitamin C 0.57mg%
Calcium 427.05mg% Iron 3.53mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs


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